Police hunt cars after pub shooting

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Police are looking for two cars after a shooting at a Shropshire pub. A shot was fired at the King's Head in High Street, Wellington, at around...

Police are looking for two cars after a shooting at a Shropshire pub. A shot was fired at the King's Head in High Street, Wellington, at around 11.30pm on Thursday 16 June. No-one was injured.

The pub was cordoned off while police forensic teams searched the area.

A red Mini Cooper with white stripes over the bonnet, and a dark-coloured hatchback were seen outside the pub at the time of the shooting.

A police spokesman said a woman with long blond hair and another passenger were seen in the Mini Cooper. Two people were spotted in the other car.

The spokesman said: 'At this stage we don't know the reason why this incident took place. We are treating the matter very seriously and are carrying out a thorough investigation.

Anyone with information can contact Telford Police on 08457 444888.

Six bailed in connection with huge brawl

Six people have been arrested in connection with a mass punch-up outside a Leicester pub.

The six, including two under-18s, have been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

Four policeman, including a dog handler, were injured trying to break up the incident on the pavement outside the Huntsman pub on Wednesday last week. A police helicopter, 50 officers and police dogs attended, as the pub and a main road were cordoned off.

The Mitchells & Butlers outlet was packed with more than 200 customers as the ruck began. A police dog handler was hit over the head with a bottle and three other police were injured, with two needing hospital treatment.

A police spokesman said that enquiries into the incident which had 'caused distress to the local community were ongoing to find out what had led to the brawl.

Two charged with drugs offences

Two men have been charged with drugs offences following a raid at a Bristol pub and at other addresses in the city.

Officers recovered suspected crack cocaine during raids at the Inkerman pub in St Pauls and at other properties last week.

Garfield Francis, 26, and Harvey Jackson, 17, are each charged with being concerned in the supply of class-A drugs, and the supply of class-A drugs.

They are due to appear at Bristol Magistrates Court tomorrow and have been remanded in custody.

Three other men have been arrested in connection with drugs, immigration and money laundering offences, following the raids. They have not been charged but remain in custody.

Sting reveals one in four serve minors

One in four pubs served minors in a sting operation in St Helens, Merseyside.

The tests, involving four 16-year-olds, were carried out at 16 venues that were suspected of selling to under-age customers. Four of the venues served the youngsters.

Police said two of the premises will get an official warning. The other two, which had previously been issued with formal written warnings about serving under 18s, will be given an official caution.

Barwatch net grows in Milton Keynes

The 11 Barwatch groups that operate in Milton Keynes have joined forces to help stamp out trouble over a wider area.

Each Barwatch will have a representative in the Barwatch Partnership. This group, which has a membership of 182 pubs and bars, will share information on troublemakers throughout Milton Keynes.

The new group would also be able to ban yobs from all member pubs. So far, five people have been banned under the scheme.

'We meet regularly to exchange information and can ban someone who commits a serious crime from pubs and clubs across Milton Keynes, said partnership chairman Andy Jones.

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